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What libraries do for us – and me

What libraries do for us – and me | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Malorie Blackman: Libraries' huge contribution to children's literacy is threatened by swingeing cuts across the country. Where is the outrage?

Via Tennessee Library Association
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Where IS the outrage?

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Book Reports - Literacy + Life for Summer • Family Bookshelf

Book Reports - Literacy + Life for Summer • Family Bookshelf | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
In this Literacy + Life post Terry has 3 ideas on ways kids can use their creative skills to create book reports for summer reading (and other times, too).
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Why settle for ye olde (boring!) book report when technology lets kids share the same content in ways that engage them "where they are."

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SWC Writer's Workshop #1 on the Storybird Blog

SWC Writer's Workshop #1 on the Storybird Blog | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Discover an endless library of free books, picture books, & poetry or use simple tools to create books in minutes. Storybird is a creative community where readers & writers celebrate storytelling.

Via BookChook
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Fun, creative and engaging ...  "Summer Writing Club is about creativity, inspiration, and fun."

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BookChook's curator insight, July 7, 5:31 AM

Workshop includes questions to help kids develop characters; link to download worksheet too. 

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Baltimore County teen helps passage of Dyslexia education task force bill

Baltimore County teen helps passage of Dyslexia education task force bill | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Remington Ziegler, 15, says she has been mistreated and misunderstood by teachers her entire life because of her dyslexia. She's hopeful that a task force established to study dyslexia education in Maryland will help other students get the resources they deserve. 

Via Carolyn D Cowen
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Thank you, Remington. It is so important for us to hear the voices of those who are 'victimized' by something that should neither create victims or stigmatize.
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Brain differences seen in children with dyslexia, dysgraphia

Brain differences seen in children with dyslexia, dysgraphia | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Structural brain differences between children with dyslexia and dysgraphia and children who are typical language learners have been observed by researchers in a recent study. Researchers say the findings prove that using a single category of learning disability to qualify for special education services is not scientifically supported.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, April 29, 1:56 PM

It is a real improvement to be able to get something quantitative measuring the differences.  Makes getting a handle on what the situation is much more objective. -Lon

Rowe Young- Kaple's curator insight, April 29, 4:32 PM
This is important information!
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What are Cognitive Skills and Abilities? | SharpBrains

What are Cognitive Skills and Abilities? | SharpBrains | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Cognitive abilities are the brain-based skills we need to carry out any task from the simplest to the most complex.

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Keep Impulses in Check By Looking at Nature

Keep Impulses in Check By Looking at Nature | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Researchers at Utah State University asked three groups of participants to complete a task that tests whether they could resist instant gratification for a better reward later on. Before and during the task, the nature group viewed images of mountains, whereas the other groups looked at pictures of buildings or triangles. Participants who viewed natural scenes made less impulsive decisions than the other groups.

Via Deborah McNelis, M.Ed
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It seems so simple ... why can't all kids' desks face the windows?

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Deborah McNelis, M.Ed's curator insight, December 31, 2014 4:47 PM

Numerous studies demonstrate the benefits of nature on our brain and behavior as this article points out... "Gazing at images of the great outdoors has been linked with a range of benefits, including pain relief, stress recovery and mood improvement"

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Brain 'architecture' differs in kids with dyslexia - Futurity

Brain 'architecture' differs in kids with dyslexia - Futurity | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Neuroimaging shows that "white matter" behaves differently in the brains of children with dyslexia, a disorder that makes reading a struggle.

Via Carolyn D Cowen
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The article is fairly technical, but you can scroll down to get to the essence for helping dyslexic learners: "The typically developing readers showed greater connectivity to linguistic regions than the dyslexic group. Those with dyslexia showed greater connectivity to visual and (memory encoding and retrieval) regions."

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Rowe Young- Kaple's curator insight, April 29, 4:37 PM

Another study comparing differences in the brain of dyslexics

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Dyslexic Advantage - Dyslexia - Different for a Reason - YouTube

What is Dyslexia? What do MacArthur 'Genius' Mimi Koehl, Pioneering Surgeon Marc Rowe, Forbes Midas list Venture Capitalist Scott Sandell, AIDS Ebola Medical...

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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.

 

 


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, September 10, 2014 2:25 AM

Useful tips all tablet-friendly teachers must have in mind....

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 13, 2014 5:44 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Kimberly House's curator insight, September 18, 2014 3:53 AM

Useful tips for teachers introducing iPads into their classrooms.

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Reading Research

Reading Research | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

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Carolyn D Cowen's curator insight, August 27, 2014 10:17 AM

A very nice collection of papers and articles (current, historical, seminal) on dyslexia and reading. Well done Decoding Dyslexia OH!

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7 ways to get students excited about reading -

7 ways to get students excited about reading - | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
This guest post is sponsored by SNAP Learning. With mobile devices and video games competing for students’ free time, getting your students excited about reading can be a daunting task for even the most determined teacher. Here are some ideas to inspire your students to get back to books: 1) Become a Book Character: Get …
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Bringing characters and stories to life really helps connect kids with retention ... and creates a very positive reminder that learning can be fun.

 

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How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic

How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
When we talk about how our education system is failing our students, there are a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating what to do …

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 2014 10:25 PM

I rarely assigned homework. It seemed counter-productive and counter-intuitive. The exception, if can be called homework, were projects which engaged students and their parents at home. This provided an untapped resource, excited students and parents, and was highly successful. I always provided more time for these projects so they did not work against learning.

Mika Auramo's comment, July 28, 2014 1:00 AM
Too much false information, including topic.
Debra Evans's curator insight, July 28, 2014 5:54 PM

Good piece, but need to consider also; this country is not really catering to multi-cultural group.  But, we should learn from their examples - we in Australia definitely moving towards over-educating, with even prep losing its play-based approach.  Also worth noting - the teacher in the classroom has the biggest impact on whether or not the students will learn - effective teachers=effective learners.

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Bauso: How do children learn to read the Montessori way? - Auburn Citizen

Bauso: How do children learn to read the Montessori way? - Auburn Citizen | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Bauso: How do children learn to read the Montessori way?
Auburn Citizen
Gradually, our children are introduced to consonant blends (sl, tr, cr), digraphs (th, sh, ch), vowel teams (ea, ou, ui), and then words containing more than one syllable.

Via THE READING SCHOOL™, Dawn Matheson
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Dawn Matheson's curator insight, July 11, 2014 10:09 AM

Every child learns differently - and at different paces! If you are starting to introduce words and/or  you're child is struggling with developing his/her reading skills, this may be an approach that could work for you.

 

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They’re not teachers, but families can do sooo MUCH! |

They’re not teachers, but families can do sooo MUCH! | | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
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 Because summer offers families an opportunity to spend more time together, and to share and enjoy each other’s company in a less-scheduled way. It offers slower-paced free time.

 

Time to access the library.Time to read and enjoy self-selected books.Time to share and discuss what is read or experienced with family and friends.Time to explore and get comfortable with all sorts of new people/characters, ideas and topics.
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Diversity in children’s apps: ‘Gender depictions tend to be very stereotyped’

Diversity in children’s apps: ‘Gender depictions tend to be very stereotyped’ | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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Interesting perspective - and thought-provoking article.

 

“We had diversity as a very live issue, and something we took pride in and discussed internally. But we gradually realised that bias turns up anyway.”

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 9, 2:06 AM


Stuart Dredge:  "But a growing number of developers are thinking hard about how they present gender, race and socio-economic differences".

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The Truth about ADHD

The Truth about ADHD | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Why more children are getting diagnosed with this disorder and how to help them

Via Carolyn D Cowen
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"It's not an artifact of modern life. It is real."

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6 Ways to Make Learning Visible

6 Ways to Make Learning Visible | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
How do we distinguish knowledge, skills, and thinking from….learning? How do we make learning visible, so that we might surface and document powerful discoveries about the influence of our teaching on learners? These questions will guide several of my conversations with teachers on the ground this week, as we begin exploring John Hattie’s work and the Reggio Emilia approach.

Both concern themselves with the moves that students and teachers make as learning occurs, and both inspire teachers to commit to documentation, as the evidence captured helps teachers and students assess the impact of their efforts far better than grades do.

Via Miloš Bajčetić
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Love the simplicity of idea #1 - display a child's work collected over time. Then go back and reflect on it together!

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Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, April 19, 12:12 PM

Don't knowledge, skills and thinking derive from learning?

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Why People With Multicultural Experience Are More Creative

Why People With Multicultural Experience Are More Creative | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
A person who has immersed themselves in another culture has the openness and cognitive flexibility to make your organization more creative.

Via Anne Leong
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Another way of showing how reading widely does more than just "broaden your world."


"When you dive into a second culture, two interesting things happen. First, it increases your overall openness to new experiences ... As second thing that happens is that you being to recognize that everything in the world can be viewed in many different ways." 

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Claude Emond's curator insight, March 8, 9:09 AM

Creativity goes hand-in-hand with openness to what and who is around us, as well as with welcoming and understanding diversity.

Claude Emond's curator insight, March 8, 9:10 AM

Creativity goes hand-in-hand with openness to what and who is around us, as well as with welcoming and understanding diversity.

Susanna Soderstrom's curator insight, March 9, 10:50 AM

Obvious to some not to others

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Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play: How Libraries Reach Kids Before They Can Read

Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play: How Libraries Reach Kids Before They Can Read | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
This isn't your typical story time; public libraries are designing new programs to help parents and caregivers interact with toddlers in ways that will encourage future reading.

Via Carisa Kluver
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Better Ways to Learn - NYTimes.com

Better Ways to Learn - NYTimes.com | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

For starters, long and focused study sessions may seem productive, but chances are you are spending most of your brainpower on trying to maintain your concentration for a long period of time. That doesn’t leave a lot of brain energy for learning.


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DareDo's curator insight, October 30, 2014 6:26 AM

Beaucoup de bon sens et de choses connues. Néanmoins très utile à relire et intégrer...

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 15, 2014 7:54 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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Visual Literacy Through Children's Picture Books

Visual Literacy Through Children's Picture Books | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Use picture books to help kids think about what they see, and guide them toward becoming media-savvy in real life.

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BookChook's curator insight, September 12, 2014 11:48 PM

Asking kids to really look at and engage with picture books is an excellent way to enhance their skills in visual literacy. Here are some sample questions you could use. 

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Education vs Learning - What Exactly is the Difference? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Education vs Learning - What Exactly is the Difference? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Surely learning and formal education are not entirely the same thing? But what exactly is the difference?

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Nice comparisons and contrasts to make understanding easier.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 7, 2014 6:44 PM

There are two intertwined definitions of education and only one is included here. Educare is leading students out of child. Educere is allowing students to gain control over their learning and realizing they have support when needed. We have eliminated the latter replacing it with the instrumental version called learning which is what School is about.

 

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 15, 7:51 PM

Excellent read. I recommend taking a look at this article. Sometimes the lines between education and learning can be blurry. Time to clear that up.

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Emil and Pauline in the City - A great hidden object game for young learners - Fun Educational Apps for Kids

Emil and Pauline in the City - A great hidden object game for young learners - Fun Educational Apps for Kids | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Emil and Pauline in the City is a fun hidden object iPad game app, with a twist. Geared toward children in the four to six years old range, this app makes children use their brain to solve a puzzle before searching for items in three busy scenes.

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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it's similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of…

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